Jan 15, 2013 9:00am PST
against it. the leaders that came in at the 20th century were reactions against ronald reagan. >> you talk about obama, managing a wounded empire. you are fiercely critical of but you also support him. >> i support him because the alternative was more frightening. obama has made it very clear that it is about american power. we are the "indispensable nation in the world," which is a form of american exceptional as some. he made it very clear that he is going to take troops and so forth out of afghanistan and q, but he is committing on a full spectrum dominance to the containment of china. it does not end. i think we will see him making alliances and treaties with countries around the world. he is already expanding the bush version of security. he has not gone back on any of the civil liberties laws. >> he has expanded it. we were so critical of bush for doing surveillance of people without judicial review. obama is targeting and killing people without judicial review. we are acting as judge, jury and executioner now. >> this is obama on the secret drone and more. >> it has to be a target b
Jan 16, 2013 9:00am PST
-style assault weapons and a ten-round limit for magazines. [ applause ] >> that was president obama outlining a raft of legislations, proposals, and executive actions he intends to take to curb gun violence in this country. karen, let's talk about what the president just outlined there. we know he signed several executive actions, he signed several executive actions. among them, strengthening background checks, the ability of federal agencies to share information. also, perhaps long overdue, pushing forward a nomination of todd jones to be head of the bureau of alcohol, tobacco, and firearms. there's not been a director in six years. he also outlined, not a huge surprise, we've been talking about a lot of these measures in recent days, several new things he'd like congress to take action on, including universal background checks, the assault weapons ban he is going forward with, and a ban on high-capacity magazine clips, and a crackdown on gun trafficking, which has less to do, perhaps, with newtown, and more to do with the increased gun violence that we saw in intercities across the country.
Jan 18, 2013 6:00am PST
't want to talk about now. >> because you get to fly on special person's airline. >> stephanie: yeah. here she is jacki schechner. >> good morning, everybody. happy friday. just in time for inauguration the white house is releasing president obama's new official portrait. this photo will now be replaced wait for it -- with this taken last month. both photos are by the white house photographer. i like that one better. he is smiling. the "new york times" reports this morning if inauguration in d.c. feels kind of new york-y that's not by accident. senator chuck schumer from new york is overseeing the planning of the swearing-in ceremony. he is taking the opportunity to throw a little business back home. the bottled water served will be from saratoga springs, and everything from the snack to desert will have new york-grown greed ingredients. the main course was going to be long island duck, but he said the preparation wasn't that great, so now they are going to serve south dakota bison in said. there is news from the new york times that the gop is now considering o